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Apr 15, 2010 4:00pm EDT
of murdering her daughter. >>> at 4:45, what toyota is now doing in response to possible rollover risks posed by suvs. >>> president obama says that the u.s. space program is not a luxury but a necessity for the nation. mr. obama made that comment in a speech at kennedy space center today. he is trying to reassure workers there that he's committed to nasa's space programs. here is kristen dahlgren. >> reporter: at a place deep in space history president obama outlined his vision for its future. >> i am 100% committed to the mission of nasa and its future. >> reporter: the plan includes an extra $6 billion in funding, continued construction of the o'ryan castle for emergency evacuation from the international space station, and development of a heavy lift rocket for destinations that could include mars. >> by the mid 2030s i believe we can send astronauts to mars and return them safely to earth. >> reporter: it turns over? duties to private space companies. and that has drawn from congress. >> does threaten the national security that we cannot put our people in space on our own terms and with o
Apr 19, 2010 4:00pm EDT
it will try for the backup land site in southern california. >> toyota is set to issue a new round of recall, all while paying a big fine for the previous recalls. a transportation department official says toyota will now call its 2010 gx lexus 460 suv after a rare don't-buy rating, citing a high rollover risk. tive today, toyota agreed to pay a $16.4 million fine for failing to properly report the gas pedal problems that led to a massive recall earlier this year. >>> if spirit airlines expected other major airlines to get onboard with its new baggage fees, the cut-rate carrier was wrong. five major airlines have agreed not to follow spirit's lead and begin charging for carry-on bags that are stored inÑi the overhe luggage bins. the airlines are american, delta, united, us airways and jetblue.Ñiñr new york's senator charles schumer applauded the move yesterday. he and several other democratic senators are in favor of a bill that taxes airlines that charge fees for carry-on bags. >>> ahead on news 4 at 4:00, speaking out. >> the moth over a teen brutally beaten over an alleged text message
Apr 29, 2010 4:00pm EDT
fines up to $27,500 per passenger. >>> toyota has resumed sales of its lexus, suvs. one week after a recall. about 10,000 suvs were recalled because of possible rollover dangers. toyota says that dealerships now have the equipment for the vehicle's stability control system. the announce many came after consumer reports issued a rare don't buy rating over concerns the vehicle could flip in tight turns. toyota says that the suvs will be safer than ever. >>> the government is recalling more than 200,000 cribs for safety concesafe ty concerns. the consumer product safety commission says the tubular metal support frames on the simplicity full-sized cribs can bend or brake. causing the mattress to collapse. and at least one suffocation death and 13 other incidents have been reported to the cpsc. the graco-drop side cribs are being recalled now because of entrapment and suffocation hazards. 99 complaints on that problem have been filed so far. the company offers a hardware kit to mick a fix. for more on the recall visit and search crib. >>> still ahead on "news4 at 4:00"
Apr 13, 2010 4:00pm EDT
about vehicles made by toyota and consumer reports are now urging people not to buy certain cars. >>> at 4:30, a teenage girl murdered by an alleged sex offender, now her parents are taking steps to ensure that it doesn't happen to anyone else. >>> at 4:45, popular social networking website is taking steps to keep users safe and secure in cyberspace. >>> check out this video. mall workers and customers had a close encounter with an unexpected shopper. deer crashed true a coffee shop door in blacksburg, virginia, and ran right inside the shop before making its way to a fitness club. once inside the deer smashed into a mirror while people were working out. the deer eventually wound up inside the locker room where police finally found him. unfortunately, the deer had to be put down because of all of his injuries. >>> it is beginning to seem like broke a broken record. more troubles for toyota today. for first time in nine years, consumer reports magazine warns tufts not to buy a specific vehicle because of safety concerns. the one in question is the new model of the lexus. leanne gr
Apr 1, 2010 4:00pm EDT
the winter blues. toyota, ford, honda and gm all reported huge gains over this time last year. ford and toyota reported gains over 40% whilegm and honda reported sales increases of 20%. chrysler was the one big automaker to report bad news as sales falling about 8%. j.d. power and associates estimates that overall vehicle sales in the u.s. rose 23% in march. >>> ahead on "news4 at 4:00," need information online? topeka it. >> we will tell you why google decided to change its name. >>> more than obvious chemicals in pesty tides around your house that could poison your pet. >> don't forget about twitter and facebook. we are always posting updates and breaking news. you can find us on both sites by searching "news4 at 4:00." >>> if you have been on google today, you may have noticed that the popular search engine changed its name to topeka, as in topeka, kansas. officials at google, now to pea can a, say it was difficult to give up the hugely recognizable google brand but popular search engine is transitioning to this new name. if you are falling for this, you forget this is april fool
Apr 21, 2010 4:00pm EDT
some of the shift can be attributed to high-profile quality problem was toyota cars and trucks. but american manufacturers say that the bottom line is that they are producing a much better product now. >> our new vision for general motors is simple and it is direct. design, build, and sell the world's best vehicles. >> reporter: jewely and her husband have been in the market for a new american-made car. say the u.s. dealers play finally learned a valuable lesson. >> i don't think that the competition with the foreign cars has hurt them in any way. it made them want to be better. and i think that they are trying to do that. >> reporter: an effort that seems to be paying off. jay gray, nbc news, richardson, texas. >> analysts say g.m. has also revamped its image by adding more fuel efficient and crossover vehicles to its lineup of cars. >>> the ceo of spirit airlines is saying the company's controversial new baggage fee is actual lay good thing for customers. this was spirit's ceo, ben baldanza. this morning, he defended the fee on the "today" show and said the airline's lower fa
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